Successful Creative Arts Therapy Collaborations – Part 1

2022-08-09T13:52:19+00:00August 9th, 2022|

Over the past few years, as I've expanded the age groups I've worked with and the variety of settings I've worked in, I've found more and more ways to incorporate other creative arts into my music therapy sessions. I began my career working at United Community Options (UCO) Miami, where I collaborated with speech, occupational, [...]

FunFest in Gettysburg

2022-07-27T17:46:03+00:00July 27th, 2022|

I recently participated in the Adams County Library's FunFest. Doesn't the name FunFest just sound like a good time? It really was. FunFest is a free event hosted by the library system that celebrates the kick-off of their summer reading program. Community organizations and businesses host vendor booths with activities for children and information for [...]

Good Pop Songs for Movement with Teens

2022-05-16T18:02:00+00:00May 16th, 2022|

Over the past few weeks, I've shared some posts that've hopefully boosted your creativity if you work with school-age clients or teens. In this post, I showed how to therapeutically use songs that don't appear (at first) to have therapeutic value. And here, I shared how I keep things age appropriate (and cool!) when working [...]

How To Therapeutically Use Songs That Don’t Seem To Have Therapeutic Value

2022-05-11T17:53:03+00:00May 6th, 2022|

In music therapy, the music is what we use to captivate and engage our clients so they can work on attention goals, social goals, communication goals, or whatever the goal areas might be. But as music therapists, we have to find and use the music that our clients actually like. That music might be Drake, [...]

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